Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 968 1070 1133
Rank change year-on-year +102 +63 -53
Permanent jobs citing BPSS Clearance 76 79 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.051% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 55 50 29
England median annual salary £34,272 £38,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.40% -4.38% -16.67%
10th Percentile £26,360 £30,732 £18,350
90th Percentile £68,887 £60,275 £88,750
UK median annual salary £34,311 £37,745 £41,500
% change year-on-year -9.10% -9.05% -2.35%

BPSS Clearance is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 30,992 37,132 40,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.74% 23.77% 24.50%
Number of salaries quoted 22,550 27,696 31,515
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.73%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England.

Salary trend for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Salary histogram for BPSS Clearance in England

BPSS Clearance
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the England region over the 6 months to 19 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +21 28 £32,872 -12.91% 5
South East +45 18 £39,000 +13.04% 7
London +77 11 £44,250 -19.55% 6
Midlands +37 10 £60,000 +69.01% 3
East Midlands +15 10 £60,000 +69.01%
North of England +10 6 £72,312 +106.61% 9
North West +34 3 £72,312 +58.06% 4
Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
East of England +69 1 £110,000 +165.06% 2
North East +21 1 £72,312 +113.18% 1
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 44 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 40 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 30 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
5 26 (34.21%) Azure
6 23 (30.26%) Java
7 22 (28.95%) Windows
8 20 (26.32%) Office 365
9 19 (25.00%) Public Sector
9 19 (25.00%) ITIL
9 19 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 16 (21.05%) Scrum
10 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 15 (19.74%) Software Engineering
11 15 (19.74%) Degree
11 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
12 14 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (18.42%) DevOps
12 14 (18.42%) Firewall
13 13 (17.11%) Cisco
13 13 (17.11%) C#
13 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
13 13 (17.11%) Mentoring
13 13 (17.11%) Jenkins
14 12 (15.79%) C
14 12 (15.79%) Spring
15 11 (14.47%) AWS
15 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (14.47%) Configuration Management
15 11 (14.47%) Military

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.63%) Confluence
2 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 26 (34.21%) Azure
2 20 (26.32%) Office 365
3 11 (14.47%) AWS
4 7 (9.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (9.21%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (7.89%) IaaS
5 6 (7.89%) Mimecast
6 5 (6.58%) GCP
7 2 (2.63%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.63%) CloudFront
7 2 (2.63%) PaaS
7 2 (2.63%) Serverless
8 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) Firewall
2 9 (11.84%) SAN
3 7 (9.21%) DHCP
3 7 (9.21%) DNS
4 6 (7.89%) IPv4
4 6 (7.89%) VLAN
4 6 (7.89%) VPN
4 6 (7.89%) Wireless
5 3 (3.95%) HTTP
5 3 (3.95%) LAN
5 3 (3.95%) NAS
5 3 (3.95%) WAN
6 2 (2.63%) Internet
6 2 (2.63%) Intranet
6 2 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.32%) DWDM
7 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.32%) IPsec
7 1 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Hadoop
2 7 (9.21%) Big Data
2 7 (9.21%) GIS
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Jenkins
2 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.84%) JIRA
3 9 (11.84%) Maven
4 7 (9.21%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.63%) JUnit
6 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.63%) webpack
7 1 (1.32%) Hudson
7 1 (1.32%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (1.32%) RSpec
7 1 (1.32%) Selenium
7 1 (1.32%) Subversion
7 1 (1.32%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 11 (14.47%) Military
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Local Government
3 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) IT Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Software Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Java Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Java Software Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Professional Services Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) IT Support
6 5 (6.58%) Architect
6 5 (6.58%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Graduate
7 4 (5.26%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Python Software Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior IT Support
8 3 (3.95%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) Spring
2 9 (11.84%) Java EE 5
2 9 (11.84%) JSF
2 9 (11.84%) Kafka
3 7 (9.21%) Drools
3 7 (9.21%) Hibernate
4 5 (6.58%) RESTful
4 5 (6.58%) Web Services
5 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.26%) CSS
5 4 (5.26%) CSS3
5 4 (5.26%) HTML
5 4 (5.26%) HTML5
5 4 (5.26%) jQuery
6 3 (3.95%) JSON
7 2 (2.63%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.63%) GraphQL
7 2 (2.63%) Laravel
7 2 (2.63%) React
7 2 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Driving Licence
2 9 (11.84%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (9.21%) Replication
4 4 (5.26%) CESG
4 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.26%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.95%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.63%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (1.32%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.95%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.89%) Linux
4 6 (7.89%) Windows 10
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.95%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.32%) Android
7 1 (1.32%) Unix
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) ITIL
3 16 (21.05%) Scrum
3 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 15 (19.74%) Software Engineering
5 14 (18.42%) DevOps
5 14 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (17.11%) Mentoring
7 11 (14.47%) Configuration Management
8 10 (13.16%) Service Management
8 10 (13.16%) UML
9 9 (11.84%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (11.84%) Machine Learning
9 9 (11.84%) Presales
9 9 (11.84%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (10.53%) ITSM
11 7 (9.21%) Migration
11 7 (9.21%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.26%) Java
2 13 (17.11%) C#
3 12 (15.79%) C
4 10 (13.16%) C++
4 10 (13.16%) SQL
5 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.21%) Java 8
7 6 (7.89%) Python
8 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.26%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.63%) PHP
9 2 (2.63%) Ruby
9 2 (2.63%) Scala
10 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.32%) Go
10 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 40 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 15 (19.74%) Degree
4 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.21%) MCSA
6 6 (7.89%) CCNA
6 6 (7.89%) CCSP
6 6 (7.89%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (7.89%) DBS Check
6 6 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (5.26%) CISM
8 4 (5.26%) CISSP
8 4 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (5.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 4 (5.26%) SSCP
9 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.63%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.26%) NCSC
1 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 4 (5.26%) RMADS
2 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (3.95%) QA
3 2 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) GDPR
4 1 (1.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) Docker
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (5.26%) Ansible
2 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
2 4 (5.26%) Terraform
3 3 (3.95%) SnapMirror
3 3 (3.95%) SnapVault
4 2 (2.63%) SCCM
4 2 (2.63%) WSUS
5 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.32%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.32%) Mesos
Vendors
1 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) Cisco
3 10 (13.16%) VMware
4 9 (11.84%) EMC
5 7 (9.21%) Dell
6 6 (7.89%) HP
7 5 (6.58%) Citrix
7 5 (6.58%) Oracle
8 3 (3.95%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.95%) Apple
8 3 (3.95%) NetApp
9 2 (2.63%) Google
10 1 (1.32%) BT
10 1 (1.32%) Ciena
10 1 (1.32%) Huawei
10 1 (1.32%) jBASE
10 1 (1.32%) Nokia
10 1 (1.32%) Virgin Media